October 11-14th | Rangeley, Maine
I am honored to be a part of this gathering alongside 6 most extraordinary yoginis, whom I’ve known and learned alongside our studies in Parayoga for many years. We are joining together in the wilds of Maine for a weekend to seed “connection, collaboration, creative exploration and collective wisdom.” Yes, there will be movement and contemplative practices, AND so.much.more.
This gathering is set at the beautifully remodeled farmhouse Mountain Star Estate 44mi from the nearest traffic light. Each day will include sacred ritual, movement, creative arts, yoga nidra, in the community of like minded women ready to awaken, activate, align, and adorn to support their unique self- expression.
Fall Silent Retreat
Nov 15-17th 2019 | Christine Center in Willard, WI
Like the idea of a fall retreat but want to stay closer to home? I love hosting at the Christine Center more each time. During this Friday-Sunday retreat we will highlight the practice of silence coupled with group tantric hatha yoga & meditation practices, self reflection, yoga nidra, and creative space to bring forward the light of tejas, that spark of consciousness that drives us to direct our actions, willpower, and intention towards dharma. Experience the power of silence coupled with time in nature to unlock this supreme vital essence. The Christine Center is handling registration for this event, more information including schedule of events coming soon.
“The Spark of Tejas: Building Luminosity, Radiance, Courage, and Compassion”
Feb 2-13 | Chiang Mai Region, Thailand
Kara Aubin & Amie Heeter
I am THRILLED my dear friend and Parayoga sister Kara Aubin invited me to be part of this exquisitely curated international adventure. This extraordinary retreat takes place in the Chiang Mai region of Thailand, experienced in three chapters.
The first chapter includes 6 days and nights at the Mala Dhara retreat center, a sustainable and rural haven outside the city center. We will practice Parayoga, learn about and enhance well being with Ayurveda, all set against the rice paddies and verdant vistas. And there are hot springs near by!! The second chapter will take us to Elephant Nature Park for a two day, one night stay in this sanctuary for rescued elephants. We will share space with these majestic creatures, walking the grounds and taking part in their care. The third chapter is set in the ancient city of Chiang Mai for 4 days and nights to take in all this bustling center has to offer including temples, open markets, cultural landmarks, and delectable Thai cuisine.
“A Yoga and Ayurveda Retreat”
Spring Yoga & Meditation Retreat
March 27-29th | Willard, WI
Join me for my 9th annual spring meditation and yoga retreat at the Christine Center! Retreats are an invitation to dive deep, intentionally, into a place that supports the opportunity to see inside and listen. An opportunity that nourishes us, and can sustain us for the months ahead as we engage with our work, relationships, and life in the everyday. We will draw from the well of contemplative wisdom and yogic practices as the catalyst for this nourishment, and for this heart quenching connection we all need. Winter’s dark and cold can leave us devoid of energy, with an accumulation of inertia and malaise. Add what we are experiencing as a collective, and these moments become more of a necessity than a luxury. We will harness this seasonal transition of winter to spring and utilize tools to vitalize, clear, empower, and inspire. Our days will include breath centered Parayoga, meditation, yoga nidra, writing, reflection, and group discussion- as well as ample free time to explore the surroundings and enjoy the quiet, creative atmosphere. Some yoga experience required, open to all levels of practitioners.
Save the date! More information coming about this retreat soon…
April 8-21st, 2020
Join me, Samia Shalabi of Karazi Design, and local friend and guide Karim Elmouatasim for an unforgettable adventure into the heart of Morocco. We begin the 2 week tour in Marrakesh, a sought after city known for its ancient artistry. From there we travel to the Atlas mountains for a hike and stay in a mountain village. From there we go to the Sahara Desert for 3 nights and spend time with the mystical golden desert sands. We stay in a beautiful hotel on the desert’s edge the first night, ride a camel deep in to the desert and sing songs under the magnificent stars for the second night, and return back to the hotel from the first night to enjoy. Afterward, we end our tour on the coast in the quaint and beautiful town of Essaouria. It’s a wonderful, adventurous and magical journey. Samia has related “the light of Morocco is ethereal and like nothing I have every seen, it will light the way for the adventure to come. Karim, our friend, will be our guide on this journey. He is kind, knowledgeable and fun!!”
The cost is $3500 per person
“Marrakesh, Mountains, & More”
Save the date!! April 8-21, 2020
The tour is limited to 12 men and women.
It is a first come, first served basis and your spot is secured with your deposit of $1000.
The Heart of Yoga
August 9-13, 2020 | Wild Rice Retreat in Bayfield, WI
Discover the heart of yoga as a technology for living your highest expression as discovered by the ancients. We have two aspects to ourselves, the part that is always changing, becoming something, and navigating daily choices and their effects. This part we know well, and is us living in the outer world. Our minds are always changing, our moods, what and how we’re eating, how and when we’re resting, time of day and the seasons all contribute their influence to our fluctuating nature. Yoga also outlines the part of us rooted in being, this innate source that is not subject to the world of change, and is a well of wisdom, wellbeing, and bliss.
The practices and philosophy of yoga allow us to embody skillfulness in our actions to mitigate and even avoid unnecessary suffering- physically, mentally, and emotionally. This contributes to our art of becoming, to be awake in our daily lives and no longer living from habits, auto piloted thought pattern, beliefs, and behaviors. The practices also steer this aspect of becoming into the abode of being, where we also become awake to the sacred within, and the guidance of our own wisdom and innate knowing. As a system, yoga aims to bridge these aspects of ourselves and offers we have all we need within. The practices are meant to efficiently expand consciousness, increase vitality, and empower our capacity to thrive in both the material and spiritual worlds.
Wild Rice is handling all registration for retreats.
“Bridging Being & Becoming”